Aidan O’Shea scored a hattrick as Mayo thrashed Sligo to in their fifth Connacht title in a row. Photograph: Inpho

Sligo 2-11 Mayo 6-25 There comes a point on a day like this when numbers start to lose their meaning. Still, for what it’s worth and to satisfy the re(...)

Galway’s Michael Lundy and Mayo’s Lee Keegan wrestle before the ball is thrown in. “The distance between club and county is light years. You never realise it until it happens to you.” Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

There comes a point in every player’s life when you realise that you aren’t just the superstar you thought you were. It isn’t that you don’t have the (...)

Aidan O’Shea celebrates scoring Mayo’s opener during their Connacht Championship win over Galway in Salthill. Photograph: Inpho

MAYO 1-15 GALWAY 2-8 It was tighter and better contested than recent instalments of the rivalry but in the end this Connacht football semi-final in Pe(...)

 Mayo’s Lee Keegan: “They looked sharper and hungry for the ball. A lot of our guys didn’t get out of second gear  and you could see it.” Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

“It’s a small, small, small step,” cautioned a pleased Jim Gavin on Saturday night as his Dublin players trooped back onto the team bus for a night d(...)

 Ireland captain Michael Murphy and manager Paul Earley at the squad announcement this morning.  Photograph: Cathal Noonan / Inpho

Ireland International Rules manager Paul Earley has named his 25-man panel for next month’s one-game test against Australia in Perth.Donegal’s Michae(...)

Mayo’s Tom Cunniffe battling with Kerry’s Michael Geaney last week. Cunniffe could be assigned a different role today. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

In considering his county’s prospects days prior to that thrilling draw against Kerry, Liam McHale hit upon an aspect of Mayo’s play that has been giv(...)

Kerry’s James O’Donoghue, as closely marked as he was by Keith Higgins last week, still won 22 possessions. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Venues don’t actually matter a toss in championship football, and once that ball is thrown in at the Gaelic Grounds this evening, the only thing the p(...)

Mayo’s  Andy Moran has been more influential coming off the bench. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Having started with what he described as the “bizarre” decision to stage this evening’s All-Ireland football semi-final replay in Limerick’s Gaelic(...)

Lee Keegan of Mayo is shown the red card by referee David Goldrick last Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Mayo manager James Horan has kept faith with the team that started the drawn game against Kerry for tomorrow’s replay at the Gaelic Grounds in Limeric(...)

Lee Keegan of Mayo is shown a red card by referee David Goldrick during the All-Ireland SFC semi-final against Kerry last Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho.

Mayo are still clinging to the slim hope that Lee Keegan will be cleared to play in Saturday’s All-Ireland football semi-final replay. Keegan, red-car(...)